Today's Hard|Forum Post
Today's Hard|Forum Post

Saturday August 15, 2015

Does Diversity In Tech Actually Matter?

Why yes, I believe it does. But a wise man once told me that you should really hire based on skills and the ability to do the job.

The answer, of course, is yes; but there are some caveats. Diversity is quite a subjective idea and it is -- as with so many concepts -- something that is hard to bring about in a way that satisfies everyone. What does diversity mean? Should a company's workforce comprise precisely the same racial, sexual, gender, religious, etc breakdown as the country as a whole? Or the entire globe? Do the percentage of workers from different backgrounds need to be the same at all levels of the company, or just work out as an average?

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